Vanderbilt University Divinity School announces the 2015 Bogitsh Lecture
to be delivered by
Douglas A. Knight, Ph.D.
Drucilla Moore Buffington Professor of Hebrew Bible, Vanderbilt Divinity School
and Professor of Jewish Studies, College of Arts and Science, Vanderbilt University
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Vanderbilt Divinity School, Reading Room
The Power and the Story:
Context and Subtext of the Hebrew BibleDespite centuries of study, there is still much that eludes us regarding the nature and origins of the Hebrew Bible. Among the most elusive issues is the functioning of power, which not only had an impact on the lives of the people of antiquity but also influenced the contents of the biblical tradition, in effect the cultural memory that we inherit today. The biblical story was affected, perhaps even determined, by the political and economic powers of that time. By interweaving literary indications with historical and social clues, we can hope for a more nuanced picture of what the Bible represents and how it came to be.
This lecture is free and open to the public.